Arab-American Artists. Bonnie Ritsema TED 617 Diversity. Amir Normandi. Women’s Rights ARE Human Rights, Women's Freedom is Equality for Everyone. Anita Kunz.
Women’s Rights ARE Human Rights, Women's Freedom is Equality for Everyone.
Made from 50 yards of black silk, Homes for the Disembodied represents the displacement of the Palestinian people from their homeland. The connected nature of the dresses represents the shared misfortune of the Palestinians and their solidarity as one people; the emptiness of the clothing represents the absence of the Palestinians from their homes; and the use of the female form is a way to honor the strength of the Palestinian women who must carry on in difficult times and unjust circumstances.
Helen feels that her background in the Middle East allows her to approach the experiences she has in America, in a unique way, remaining an observer of both the Arab and American cultures.